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The Choice Issue

AUGUST 2018

on the cover 18 I IKIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY profiled

61 I CRM & ASSOCIATES

FEATURES 57 I Back At It

Active looks for school-year events

70 I Taming the Junk Food

Monster in Your House

82 I Holiday Head Start

Never too early to think about the holidays

in every issue

90 I New Money

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It makes sense to talk to your kids about cash

10 FROM THE PUBLISHER 12 SOCIAL CALENDAR 14 BEST BETS 16 TALK OF THE TOWN 20 FRUIT OF THE VINE 22 LIVING PET CLUB 98 LIVING LIKES

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WELLNESS FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FAMILY TIES

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AESTHETICS SKINCARE’S NEWEST SECRET

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HOMESTEAD HISTORY IN HARLEM STEPPING OUT

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ADVENTURE THE TALE OF TWO WOODSTOCKS

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CUISINE THINK OUTSIDE THE LUNCHBOX

HELPING WITH HOUSING

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..time to say “good-bye” to Summer 2018. I hope it’s been full of family memories for you and that you took some time to get away and unwind—even if it was just to enjoy some lazy hours cooking out with family and friends. It won’t be long before we’ll be bundling up to cheer our favorite team and planning all those wonderful holiday get togethers. Can’t wait! In the meantime, we’ve filled this month’s magazine with ideas for cool recreation, yummy light-weight recipes, summer wellness, beauty, fashion, and health tips and even some ideas for getting the family back to school. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it. I’ll leave you with this challenge put forth in 1 Corinthians 13, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” Above all this month, take the time to love. MISTY DANIELS, OWNER/PUBLISHER mdaniels@livingmagazine.net

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ARLINGTON MANSFIELD GRAND PRAIRIE EDITION

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MAYOR DAVID COOK

MANSFIELD

MAYOR RON JENSEN

GRAND PRAIRIE

In just a couple of weeks, the doors will open at schools across Mansfield for the start of another academic year. Our city is fortunate to have the Mansfield Independent School District as a partner and as the educational provider for our children. More than 35,400 students are projected for the 2018-2019 school year. As Mansfield has grown, so has MISD, and vice versa. In the last 10 years, nine new campuses were added to MISD, in addition to five school rebuilds. While the MISD includes portions of Arlington, Grand Prairie and unincorporated Tarrant County, the entire 38 square miles of the City of Mansfield is in the district. Those schools are considered among the best in the state and the most innovative. MISD was one of the first to open a campus dedicated entirely to career and vocational education. Ben Barber Career Tech Academy (also known as Frontier High School) has seen its students excel in everything from manufacturing jobs at Klein Tools to medical professions in hospitals across the state. They accomplish a lot both inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Jim Vaszauskas has been named one of the Top 5 superintendents in Texas. Student athletes and musicians have won at numerous UIL competitions. Last year six MISD students were named as National Merit Finalists. Welcome back to school MISD students, staff, teachers and administrators. Mansfield is proud of all you accomplish. As our city and our school district continue to grow, we will achieve great things working together.

All around Grand Prairie, you may notice art has been added to traffic signal boxes at key intersections. A group of community and neighborhood leaders selected 20 artists from hundreds of entries in a competition last year. The artists range in age from a 13-year-old GPISD student to an 81-year-old Grand Prairie photographer, and hale from all over Texas. Thirteen of the boxes are painted and seven are wrapped with artworks printed on vinyl. From flowers to butterflies, water to wilderness, the project has enlivened streets and neighborhoods, and disguised big, grey boxes sitting on corners. I believe public art is a hallmark of a world-class city. It reflects our society and adds uniqueness to communities. Places with strong public art break the mold, and give cities a stronger sense of value, place and identity. This project embraces these benefits and has been so popular, we are hoping to expand in 2019. Come take a drive and see!

MAYOR JEFF WILLIAMS

ARLINGTON

July was a busy month in The American Dream City with the debut of the newest ultimate super-villain thrill ride at Six Flags Over Texas, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, University of Texas at Arlington formula racing students jetting off to the UK to participate in a formula event at Silverstone Circuit, and the City of Arlington being named one of the best-run cities in America by WalletHub. We came in 25th out of the 150 most populated cities in the country and nabbed the #1 slot for the state of Texas. August is already off to a busy start with major reconstruction on Deaver Park set to begin at the end of August and to last roughly six months. We’re excited to offer even more to Arlington families! Now, here’s a little something that could be fun for your family. Arlington Animal Services is looking for adorable and lively photos to include in their Adoptions & Rescues Calendar and they’re holding a photo contest, with the theme “A Decade of Adoptions and Rescues”, open to any pet owner of any animal rescued or adopted from the Arlington Animal Services Center since January 2009. Past entrees have been, not just dogs and cats, but chickens, pigs, snakes, parrots, ferrets, and hamsters. There’s a $1 charge for each entry and $1 charge to vote on the winner with all proceeds benefitting Arlington Animal Services. Start snapping those cute photos, enter at Arlington-tx.gov, and help us support this worthy cause. The contest ends Friday, August 31, 2018.

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SOCIAL CALENDAR ARLINGTON - MANSFIELD - GRAND PRAIRIE

AUGUST 1 - 31

FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION Youth leagues are coed and include a six or eight-game season, league jersey (cap with baseball program), sports officials and game supplies. Register online at coapar.siplay. com. Visit naturallyfun.org for details. Arlington Parks and Recreation

AUGUST 3, 10

JAM TO GIVE A free summer concert series at the Village Green, across from Barnes & Noble Booksellers. August 3 – Diva G & High Maintenance, Dance/Jazz benefactor: Two-Wins Foundation. Requested donations: school supplies and backpacks. August 10 – All Funk Radio, Motown/R&B benefactor: Gabby’s Sanctuary. Requested donations: tack and horse supplies, horse feed, fly spray, shampoo, brushes. 7pm-9pm. Visit shophillsidevillage.com for additional information. Hillside Village, Grand Prairie

AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25

MOVIES ON THE BEACH

Movies start at sundown around 9 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. $10/vehicle entry fee to the park ($20 on holiday weekends), movies are FREE! Check the event pages each week to see fun activities planned before each movie as well. Show up early and bring a chair. Loyd Park, 3401 Ragland Rd. Visit gptx.org/ about-us/community-calendar. Grand Prairie

AUGUST 5

DOG DAYS PLAY DAY Youth players will have fun at Dog Days Play Day. Come for special games and activities on and off

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court and get ready for fall tennis. 9:30-11:30am. 500 W. Mayfield Rd. Arlington Tennis Center

AUGUST 8

POTLUCK WITH BELINDA Bring a dish to share and hear Belinda dish about some of her favorite topics: Birthday Edition. 12pm-1pm. Eunice Activity Center, 1000 Eunice St. Arlington Parks and Recreation

AUGUST 9

MOVIES ON MAIN Feature film: The Emoji Movie. Come join us for a fun family movie in Historic Downtown Mansfield at the 100-year old Farr Best Theater. Doors open at 9 am and seats are limited; first come, first served. Movie starts at 10am. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is $1 per person, cash only. 109 N. Main St. Mansfield

AUGUST 10 -26

THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL 305 W. Main St. Visit theatrearlington.org for show times. Theatre Arlington

AUGUST 11

COFFEE & CRAFTING Enjoy coffee/tea while having fun

creating projects. We will provide all supplies to make and take home. 9:15am-11am. Ages 17 and up. Cost $15. Dottie Lynn Rec Center, 3200 Norwood Lane. Arlington Parks and Recreation

AUGUST 11 AND 25

MOBILE PET ADOPTION EVENT Adoptions will be at the Petsmart® in South Arlington, 203 E. I-20 (Arlington Highlands) 10:30am-3:30pm. Arlington

AUGUST 16

NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY Come and celebrate everyone’s favorite thrill rides at Six Flags Over Texas. Ride our roller coasters…the awesome thrill machines they are today. From the first-of-their-kind to the tallest and fastest around, you can celebrate this epic holiday on the Biggest Thrills in Texas! How many of our THIRTEEN worldclass roller coasters will you ride to celebrate? Visit sixflags.com/ overtexas for information. Six Flags Over Texas

AUGUST 17

SENIOR CITIZENS DAY Shake your groove thing as we celebrate the 6th annual Senior Citizens Day with a health fair and festival. Enjoy a free lunch, bingo,

games, live entertainment, door prizes, a lip sync battle and more. 9am-1pm. The event is free for all seniors; must register by August 7 to guarantee a lunch. 106 S. Wisteria. Mansfield

AUGUST 18

A TRIBUTE TO RONNIE VAN ZANT’S LYNYRD SKYNYRD Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle and band presents a proper representation of the true Skynyrd spirit playing all of their hits. 7:30-9pm. 224 North Center St. Visit arlingtonmusichall.net. Theatre Arlington

AUGUST 23

ARTINI HOUR Monthly Artini Hours are a fun way for adults to socialize, enjoy some drinks and create an upcycled art project. Artini Hours include project instruction, supplies, a specialty drink, wine and light appetizers. 6pm-8pm. Cost is $20 per person. Ages 21 and up only; driver’s license required. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. Register riverlegacy.org/product/artinihour-august. Arlington


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BEST BETS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 7:30PM ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL

AUGUST 3 EDITOR’S PICK

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

AUGUST 10

THE MEG

LORRIE MORGAN

EWAN MCGREGOR, HAYLEY ATWELL DIR. MARC FORSTER (FINDING NEVERLAND)

JASON STATHAM, LI BINGBING DIR. JON TURTELTAUB (3 NINJAS)

Lorrie Morgan has sold over 8 million records including 14 top ten hits, 12 recorded albums and 4 Female Vocalist of the Year awards. She made her mark with what has now become timeless country music that will go down in history.

In perhaps a slight nod to Spielberg’s Hook, this live-action Disney flick deals with Christopher Robin (McGregor)—the boy from the Winnie the Pooh books—now living an imagination-free adult life in London.

Jason Statham plays a deep sea rescue diver who has to work with a Chinese oceanographer to save the crew of a research vessel before it’s eaten by a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark (naturally).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 @ 7:30PM

AUGUST 3

ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

AUGUST 15

JOHN ANDERSON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 @ 7:30PM ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL

ARTIMUS PYLE BAND FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 6:30PM VERIZON THEATRE GRAND PRAIRIE

KATE MCKINNON, MILA KUNIS DIR. SUSANNA FOGEL

A new take on a classic Hitchcock-style “wrong man” plot, this time it’s the wrong women, two friends inadvertently wrapped up in a big to-do after one of their ex-boyfriends turns out to be an international spy.

LOST 80’S LIVE

CRAZY RICH ASIANS CONSTANCE WU, HENRY GOLDING DIR. JON M. CHU (JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS)

Based on the national bestselling trilogy of novels, the film follows a Chinese American professor from a middle class family as she learns more about her (secretly super rich) Singaporean boyfriend’s family.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 7:30PM ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN VS JIMI HENDRIX SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 @ 7:30PM ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL

ANA POPOVIC MONDAY, AUGUST 27 @ 7:30PM GREASE MONKEY BURGERS ARLINGTON

AMERICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 @ 8PM VERIZON THEATRE GRAND PRAIRIE

BOZ SCAGGS

EDITOR’S PICK

AUGUST 14

FLIGHTS OLGA TOKARCZUK

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize. This highly-acclaimed novel comprised of intertwined short fiction pieces by Polish author Olga Tokarczuk dances between stories separated by distance and time. Compared to Milan Kundera and W. G. Sebald, her newest novel is not to be missed. AUGUST 7

TAILSPIN SANDRA BROWN

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 @ 7:30PM ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL

JANIE FRICKE

AUGUST 13

TEXAS RANGER JAMES PATTERSON

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While we check the accuracy of event information prior to press, details can change. Please check with the venue before hitting the road! Jeff Lynne’s ELO heads out on tour this month, image courtesy of London’s O2 Arena. Still from the trailer for Christopher Robin (2018), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Book cover from Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (2018), Riverhead Books. All imagery is presented for non-commercial illustrative purposes.

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TALK OF THE TOWN

A big thank you to Mansfield Custom Homes for leading the project!

Homes for our Troops SSgt. Omar Milan wanted to serve his country in the military, since he was a boy. He couldn’t have been prouder to wear the Marine uniform and work his way up to staff sergeant with the 6th Marine in the Nawa District of Afghanistan. But on January 9, 2012 everything changed. Out on routine duty, Omar stepped on an improvised explosive device which led to the loss of one leg below the knee, loss of the use of one hand, and extensive tissue damage on the lower half of his body, which landed him in a wheelchair. Forty surgeries and two years of physical therapy later Omar tried to resume a normal life, as a husband and father. But the home he’d purchased for his family fell far short of handicapped accessibility. His wheelchair wouldn’t fit through the doorways and he was unable to do the things he felt a husband and father should. It was then that the non-profit, Homes for our Troops, came to the rescue donating a fully-accessible house with enough room for his wheelchair, even room for him to pursue his passion for woodworking. The couple chose to build their home in Mansfield, where their two daughters will have access to excellent schools. Happily settled in their new home, Omar plans to pursue a mechanical engineers degree and his wife, Michelle, is on her way to completing nursing school. “I’m thankful for Homes for Our Troops for being able to create a better life, not just for myself but for my family,” he said.

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ON THE COVER

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN MEDEAN LINDSEY

ationally recognized for its Customer Service! Known throughout the metroplex as The Cosmetic Dentists for Kids. It’s a whole new dental experience when you walk through iKids doors. So how did iKids become one of the top destinations for children’s oral healthcare? It started with the oldest of three brothers who was soon joined by the other two. Wanting to step away from the traditions of dentistry, iKids boasted no closed windows; no waiting rooms, but reception areas; no patients, but guests; no employees, but cast members; parents being allowed back into the treatment rooms (a very uncommon practice); ultimately creating a dental experience like no other. You want to be greeted by every single person you see? That’s the iKids way! Sound Disneyesque? It’s supposed to! Come in and see for yourself!

MEET THE STARS OF iKIDS Meet Dr. Randy Hamilton: Dr. Randy Hamilton proudly served his country in the US Air Force before choosing to specialize in pediatric dentistry. He founded iKids on the premise that every child deserves a remarkable dental experience. “I like to imagine each child wears a sign around their neck reading, ‘Make Me Feel Special’,” he said. That’s just how these brothers and their dream team makes their patients feel. Dr. Hamilton

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is an award winning, board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Specialty training in dentistry for special needs children allows him to provide all children with a dental home where they can feel a sense of normalcy.

He and his family make Mansfield their home, where he’s active in his church and community, coaches’ basketball and plays various sports. A lecturer and published author, Dr. Randy offers parents insight in his book, Grin and Bare It, A Parent’s Guide to Little Teeth.

Dr. Randy is one of the few pediatric dentists in the state certified in both oral and IV sedation, ensuring even the youngest or most anxious child can have a calm and positive experience.

Meet Dr. Blane Hamilton: Dr. Blane Hamilton loves working with his brothers at iKids. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University’s


College of Dental Medicine in Florida. He completed an additional two years of specialized education and training in pediatric and adolescent dentistry at Temple University Hospital’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program in Philadelphia, including advanced training in conscious sedation and special needs care. He’s a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Blane lives in Mansfield with his wife, Sarah and their four boys. He’s active in his church, loves spending time with his family and enjoys coaching youth sports. In his spare time, he can be found riding his bike, playing various sports and spending time outdoors.

iKids family because he knew this was a special place where he could bring his positivity, energy, and enthusiasm to his patients, while making sure they have a unique and special experience. Meet Dr. Hammer: Originally from the Chicago area, Dr. Christine Hammer has lived in Phoenix and Washington DC before landing happily in Fort Worth. Dr. Hammer is most excited to be part of the iKids team because of the incredible attention to customer care and experience. She strives to make every child feel welcome, comfortable and leave loving visiting the dentist.

Meet Dr. Terry: Dr. Terry Meads was born and raised in Las Vegas. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Roseman Meet Dr. Ross Hamilton: University of Health Sciences. Dr. As a father himself, Dr. Ross understands Terry completed his pediatric residency that your children are your most precious training at Stony Brook University in asset. His goal is to provide high quality New York. Dr. Terry was a collegiate care, while ensuring a great experience athlete and loves sports! for his patients. He has a strong focus Meet Dr. Leavitt: on preventive care, and wants parents Dr. Aaron Leavitt moved to Texas last to understand all of their options when summer with his wife and children it comes to little teeth. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern Utah to join the iKids family! Dr. Leavitt University, and completed his Doctor of graduated from Brigham Young Dental Surgery degree at the prestigious University, and then went on to receive his doctor of dental medicine degree Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Ross is from the University of Florida. He served certified in oral conscious sedation and, like his brothers, stays on the leading edge of his field through continuing education courses. Dr. Ross is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Fort Worth District Dental Society.

Visit iKids online at iKidsDental.com to learn more about this unique practice that sets the standard of excellence in both customer service and pediatric dentistry. iKids, a Whole New Dental Experience! in the United States Navy, where he received specialized training in dentistry. He is excited to be a part of such a great team! Meet Dr. Viecilli: Dr. Rodrigo F. Viecilli obtained his Orthodontics certificate and a PhD in Dental Science (Oral Biology) at IndianaPurdue University Indianapolis. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is native of Brazil, where he obtained engineering, DDS, and initial orthodontic training. He has published many orthodontic research papers and is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Orthodontics.

iKIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AND ORTHODONTICS-Arlington 3801 S. Cooper Street, Suite 109 (817) 467-9089 ikidsdental.com

Dr. Ross volunteers his time in administration with the Boy Scouts of America, and is a youth leader within his church. The Hamilton’s recently celebrated their son’s second birthday.

iKIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY-Mansfield 1756 Broad Park Circle North,Suite 100 (817) 453-2800 ikidsdental.com

Meet Dr. Elias: Dr. Elias Chahine was born in the small state of Rhode Island. He went to dental school at Nova Southeastern University, and completed specialized pediatric dental training at Temple University in Philadelphia; both of which have provided him with strong skills in working with children. He joined the

iKIDS ORTHODONTICS-Mansfield 3807 E. Broad Street,Suite 101 (682) 593-4820 ikidsortho.com iKIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY-Viridian 4100 N. Collins, Bldg 7, Ste 100 (682) 222-1010 ikidsdental.com

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FRUIT OF THE VINE

Thirteen Guidelines for Success BY LISA JENKINS-MOORE

In May, my oldest son turned thirteen. In our household, we honor this birthday as a significant milestone—a crossing over from childhood into adulthood. We gathered the men in our family together as well as the leaders of our church for his celebration. I asked each of them to take some time to prepare a blessing for him as well as any words of wisdom for his coming of age. Everyone shared profound insight including the importance of a daily quiet time, journaling, living beyond the moment and more.

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As school opens its doors again for a new year, may we remember the adolescents and the significant challenges that lie ahead. While not an exhaustive list of attributes, here are thirteen guidelines with Scriptural reference my father shared with my son. Perhaps they will be useful to help our loved ones navigate the often treacherous waters of adolescence and adulthood: 1. Revere and honor God. Proverbs 1:7; 8;13 2. Honor and Respect your father and mother. Ephesian 6:1-3 3. Accept your responsibility to be a good influence. I Timothy 6:20 4. Protect your future children by giving them a solid foundation to grow and mature. Deuteronomy 4:40 5. Choose friends that promote good behavior; ones you can look up to spiritually. 1 Corinthians 15:33; Proverbs 13:20 6. Choose the input/access to your mind carefully. Philippians 4:8 7. Be a man of your word; a man of truth. Proverbs 3:3-4 8. Be a man of humility. A real man gives God credit and praise for all talents and gifts and honors God with them. Matthew 20:26; 23:12 9. Be a futuristic thinker; wise men do not build on what they can gain in the moment but what will be of lifelong and eternal benefit. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 10. Be teachable; a successful man is ever learning and willing to receive instruction. Proverbs 3:7 11. Pick heroes and role models from men who honor God. Psalm 15:4 12. Develop an attitude of gratitude. I Thessalonians 5:18 13. Trust God for success and grace to overcome failure. Proverbs 3:5-6

My father was speaking to my son, thus using the male pronoun. However, these truths speak beyond gender and are essential to spiritual growth and maturity. My oldest son has been my most challenging child thus far, and though he would never admit it, his “crossing over” celebration made an impact on his life. Though his body and emotions may not have been ready to fully grasp the significance of the occasion, his spirit wholly embraced the magnitude. Great men of God gathered to celebrate him, encourage and instruct him, and pray a blessing over his future. His spirit received it and eventually the rest of him will catch up! Parenting is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I fail more often than I succeed. Yet I rest assured that God would not have entrusted me with such precious gifts and not given me the tools with which to steward them. In times of distress, I remember His promise, “All your children will be taught of the Lord, and great will be their peace” (Isaiah 54:13). One evening while distraught, praying over one of my children, I was reminded of this verse. The Lord spoke to my heart, “Will be taught by whom?” I responded, “The Lord.” He then whispered, “And you may not like the way I teach them.” Though that may sound ominous to some, it gave me great solace and continues to remind me that my children are His. I guide them, train them, love them, and do my best to protect and do what’s right for them, but ultimately, they belong to Him. I pray they are all able to learn gently, but if not my loving Heavenly Father knows just how to teach them. God loves the children in our lives more than we can imagine! He is trustworthy and His Word is full of the BEST guidelines for life. I am grateful to have extended family that knows Him, knows His Word, and pours into my children to help them grow in grace. God structures life in seasons. Some are more difficult than others. But He can always be trusted and His Word is always sure! Lisa is a freelance writer and speaker. To contact Lisa or follow her blog, visit LisaJenkinsMoore. com or connect on Facebook: Facebook.com/ ljenkinsmoore

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FUN FACT Unlike humans, dogs can only sweat through the pads of their feet. When they pant to cool off, they can take more than 350 breaths per minute!

“Here are your two newest cute members, BFFs Black Panther and Stripe!” - David O.

“Hi, this is little Lulu, our rescue pug!” - Chris S.

“Mason (Holland Lop rabbit) is our sweet family pet. He loves to roam the yard and give kisses.” - Sophia, Joshua, and Joseph B. THIS MONTH’S GIVEAWAY:

Take home a Woofie, which makes pet selfies with your furry bestie a snap, fur real! Your pup will be focused on the camera with a little treat held in place above it. Thanks to ModelCitizenPet.com! Every month, all Living Pet Club members are automatically entered to win our giveaway! To join the club and receive a free membership magnet for your pet, send your pet’s name, your name, your address, and a clear photo of your pet to pets@livingmagazine.net. They might just turn up in a future issue of Living!

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United Protein Wellness

PLACE FOR CRAFT BEER

Dirty Job Brewing MANICURE/PEDICURE

Avante Salon & Day Spa

SEAFOOD

Fish City MEDSPA

United Dermatology Associates

STEAK

PILATES CLASS

SUSHI

Club Pilates

Suzushii

PLACE FOR A MASSAGE

WINE BAR

Avante Salon & Day Spa

Poured

PLACE FOR BOTOX

WINE SHOP

United Dermatology Associates SPA

The Keg

ASSISTED LIVING CENTER

Isles at Watercrest AUDIOLOGIST

Audiology Experts BARIATRIC SURGEON

Dr. David Dyslin BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE CENTER

United Dermatology Associates CARDIAC SURGEON

GENERAL SURGEON

Surgical Associates of Mansfield HOME HEALTH AGENCY

Nexstep Home Healthcare HOSPITAL

Mansfield Methodist Hospital INTERNAL MEDICINE DOCTOR

John Thurmond Internal Medicine LASIK SURGEON

Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas

Darien Bradford MEMORY CARE FACILITY CARDIOLOGIST

Isles at Watercrest

Cardiology Partners NEUROLOGIST

Roberto Nieto Mansfield Methodist

Total Wine & More

COSMETIC DENTIST

NEUROSURGEON

Sandi Hamm DDS

Nimesh Patel-Mansfield Methodist

ENTERTAINMENT

COSMETIC SURGEON

DANCE STUDIO

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

Avante Salon & Day Spa

Dance Academy of Mansfield

YOGA CLASS

GOLF COURSE

Premier Yoga & Fitness

Walnut Creek Country Club

CHIROPRACTOR

DERMATOLOGIST

United Dermatology Associates EMERGENCY ROOM

OB/GYN

Women’s Health of Mansfield ONCOLOGIST

Dr. Scott Fleischauer Texas Oncology OPTHALMOLOGIST

Spirals Gymnastics

Mansfield Methodist Hospital

ASIAN

HOTEL

ENDODONTIST

BFF Grill

Hilton Garden Inn

Uptown Endodontics

BARBECUE

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

ENT

ORAL SURGEON

Big D’s BBQ

The Lot

Central Park ENT

I-20 Oral Surgery

BURGER

MARTIAL ARTS

FAMILY DENTIST

ORTHODONTIST

Hideout Burger

Troy Dorsey’s Karate

Mansfield Family Dentistry

Hildebrand Orthodontics

DINING

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Mansfield Chiropractic

Avante Salon & Day Spa WAXING

ALLERGIST

GYMNASTICS

Paragon Eye Associates -Ford Eye Center OPTOMETRIST

Robert Smith OD


ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

FOUNDATION REPAIR

COUNSELING SERVICES

FURNITURE SHOP

Arlington Orthopedic Associates

Integrity Foundation Repair

Mansfield Counseling

Vintage Vibe

HEATING/AIR COMPANY

CPA

GROCER

Comfort Experts

PSK LLP

Sprouts Farmers Market

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Arlington Pain & Therapy HOME AUDIO/VIDEO

EARLY EDUCATION

HEALTH FOOD/SUPPLEMENTS

PEDIATRIC DENTIST

H. Customs Audio

Pediatric Dentistry of Mansfield

Park Row Christian Academy

Eterna Health Food Store

HOME BUILDER

Mansfield Custom Homes

Derrick Kinney & Associates

PEDIATRICIAN

Julie Tomberlin MD

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Landry Designs

INSURANCE AGENT (AUTO & HOME)

PERIODONTIST

William Dubois DDS

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

LANDSCAPER

McKnight Insurance Services

Baldi Gardens MORTGAGE LENDER

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Craig Tipping-NexStep Home Healthcare

MAID SERVICE

PLASTIC SURGEON

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER

Ben Gbulie Posh PRS

Calloway’s

PODIATRIST

OUTDOOR STRUCTURE

Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle

COMPANY

PSYCHIATRIST

PAINTING COMPANY

Rabjohn Behavioral Institute

Melgoza Painting

PULMONOLOGIST

PATIO FURNITURE COMPANY

Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants

The Backyard Store

JEWELRY STORE

Mansfield Fine Jewelry RESALE/CONSIGNMENT SHOP

Little Giggles WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE

Vintage Vibe

Service First Mortgage

Peachy Clean MUSIC STUDIO/LESSONS

PET BOARDING

Cedar Shade Company

PEST CONTROL REHABILITATION CENTER

Pest One

Healthsouth Rehab PLUMBER RHEUMATOLOGIST

Rheumatology Associates Joanna Geslani, DO

Kennedale Mansfield Plumbing POOL COMPANY

SLEEP DOCTOR

Handcrafted Pools

Atif Sohail-MD FACC REMODELER SPINE SURGEON

Posse Construction

Michael Duffy-Texas Back Institute

ROOFING COMPANY

WR Roofing TMJ DENTIST

Heritage Dental Group

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Pet Resort in the Gardens PET GROOMER

Richter Animal Hospital PHOTOGRAPHER

Daydream Photography PRIVATE SCHOOL

Park Row Christian Academy REALTOR

Julie Short SUMMER CAMP

Camp Thurman TITLE COMPANY

Alamo Title Company TRAVEL AGENT

Paul’s Cruises TUTORING COMPANY

Mathnasium VETERINARIAN

Richter Animal Hospital

URGENT CARE

Mansfield Urgent Care

Michael’s Guitar Studio

ACTIVE ADULT/RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

UROLOGIST

Watercrest

Urology Associates of North Texas (USMD)

ATTORNEY

WEDDING/EVENTS VENUE

Aristide RETAIL

David Cook VEIN DOCTOR

Atlas Vein Care

BABY/CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE AUTO REPAIR SHOP

B&M Auto Specialists HOME AND GARDEN

Little Giggles BRIDAL STORE

BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Frost Bank DOOR COMPANY

Classy Concepts CAR DEALERSHIP

Garage Door Rescue

CHILD CARE

ELECTRICIAN

Primrose School of Walnut Creek

Tutor Electrical Services

Mansfield Motors DRUG STORE/PHARMACY

Ray’s Pharmacy COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

FLOORING STORE

All Pro Floors

University of Texas at Arlington

FLORIST

Flowers Etc.

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Thank you for Voting us...

Our goal is to encourage a generation of children to approach dentistry with confidence, using the highest preventative standards, through kindness, compassion and smiles!

This means: • strong emphasis on prevention • innovative technology • beautiful, esthetic restorations • a positive, caring environment • parents & children experience dentistry together

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...Mansfield simply the best! A graduate of Texas A&M, Dr. Danny Wright completed dental school and pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children, trying new restaurants, and traveling. He is an avid snow skier and Aggie football fan. Dr. Deborah Sullivan grew up in Texas, wandered away to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to become a dentist, then got back as fast as she could to do her pediatric residency at Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas. She loves her family, her church and her dogs...and teaching children about going to the dentist.

1830 E. Broad St. #104 Mansfield, TX 76063 817-473-7171 PediatricDentistryofMansfield.com

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST VEIN DOCTOR 2018!

2017-2018

DR. THOMAS E. EIDSON, D.O. BOARD CERTIFIED VEIN SPECIALIST

You do not need to live with these leg symptoms. There is a treatment and we can help. Call us at 817-795-8346 to schedule a consultation with our doctor today!

YOUR LEG PROBLEM COULD BE A VEIN PROBLEM ARE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS IN WE HELP YOUR LEGS YOUR LEGS DISRUPTING YOUR LIFE? LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST! • Neuropathy • Night Cramps • Leg Fatigue/Heaviness • Itching/Burning • Leg/Ankle Swelling • Pain/Cramps in your Legs • Leg Throbbing/Aching • Restless Legs • Skin Darkening • Skin Breaking Down • Open Skin Wounds • Varicose Veins

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Even if you have only one symptom, you could be suffering from a very common medical condition. This medical condition is easily treatable and treatments are covered by most insurance companies including Medicare and Tricare. This is not a cosmetic concern.

ATLASVEIN.COM 817-795-VEIN (8346) 2701 MATLOCK ROAD # 103 ARLINGTON, TX 76015

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Voted BEST Orthodontist!! Thank you to my Patients!!!

2018

2016

Creating Smiles with Invisalign and Braces

Free Consultations 817-468-4141 hildebrandortho.com

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BEST COSMETIC SURGEON 2016-2018 “Thank you to the readers of Living Magazine Arlington & Mansfield for voting me as Best Cosmetic Surgeon for the past three years. It’s a joy to use my passion for cosmetic surgery as a form of surgical artistry and creativity. I’m blessed and honored to receive this humbling award. I love cosmetic surgery… and it shows!” Dr. Michael L. Thornton

Popular Procedures:

MICHAEL L. THORNTON D.O., FACOS

Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

• Mommy Makeover • Abdominoplasty • Breast Augmentation • Breast Lift & Reduction • Brazilian Butt Lift • VASER liposculpting • Facial Rejuvenation • Botox & Dermal Fillers • Male Gynecomastia • Aesthetic Medical Spa

817-477-9000 MANSFIELDCOSMETICSURGERY.COM

550 N. Walnut Creek Dr., Suite 120 • Mansfield, TX 76063 OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm (Closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm)

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST GENERAL SURGEONS! Surgical Associates Of Mansfield Every Patient. Every Time.

2016-2018

In everything we do, we strive to be better than we were yesterday. Our aim is to challenge the status quo in medicine. We believe that every patient deserves the best from us. Every time.

2975 E. Broad St. Suite 200 | Mansfield, Texas 76063 | (682) 518-8619 BEST OF 2018 READERS’ CHOICE WINNERS AU G UST 2 017

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Thanks to our Living Readers and wonderful patients for voting us “Best Cosmetic Dentist” of Mansfield, Arlington & S. Grand Prairie There’s A Story Behind Every Smile

Everyone wants to have a smile they feel good about, no matter their age, gender, profession, or circumstance.

Dr. Sandi Hamm Offers:

• Teeth Whitening (At Home or In Office) • Checkup & Hygiene Care • Porcelain Crowns/Veneers • Dental Implant Restorations • Invisalign (Invisible Braces) • White Fillings/Cosmetic Bonding • Teeth Grinding Relief • Gum Disease Therapy • Smile Makeovers • Snoring Relief (Not your ordinary Dental Team!)

2017-2018

Understanding that simple fact has allowed Dr. Sandi Hamm to provide not only exceptional results, but also a pleasing experience. So whatever the story may be…

Dr. Sandi Hamm would like to be a part of yours!

1830 East Broad St., Suite 100 • Mansfield, Tx 76063 (817) 477-4441 • www.DrSandiHamm.com BEST OF 2018 READERS’ CHOICE WINNERS

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Serving the Cardiac and Vascular Care needs of Mansfield and Arlington

since 1979.

Cardiology Partners would like to thank the readers of Living Magazine for voting for us as “Best Cardiologist”. We are honored to be recognized by the community. Your Cardiology Partners Team James A. Richardson, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.C. Alan M. Taylor, II, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C. Shoaib H. Saya, M.D.,F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. Michael Venincasa, M.D. Levi A. Rice, Jr., D.O., MBA, F.A.C.C. Danny D. Le, D.O., F.A.C.C. Curtiss R. Moore, M.D.

2018

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BEST FAMILY DENTISTRY

2013-2014 2016-2018

Thank you for voting us Best Family Dentist! We are blessed by your support and are truly grateful.

817-473-0291 100 Carlin Road | Mansfield, TX 76063 www.MansfieldDentistry.com BEST OF 2018 READERS’ CHOICE WINNERS

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BEST BARIATRIC SURGEON 2018! DR. DAVID DYSLIN AND HIS NURSE MELISSA WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK YOU FOR VOTING DR. DYSLIN BEST BARIATRIC SURGEON!

2018

817-275-3309 BEST OF 2018 READERS’ CHOICE WINNERS AU G UST 2 017

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2017, 2018

Through Chiropractic, we provide a route and the means for all to attain improved health, vitality, and happiness.

THANK YOU for voting us Best Chiropractor!

DON'T WAIT. WE CAN HELP YOU! Our Purpose: To lead people in our community away from needless pain and suffering and away from the use of unnecessary drugs and surgery.

Mansfield 1071 Country Club Drive Suite 101 Arlington 2401 West Pioneer Parkway Suite 145 MansfieldChiropractic.com

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE We don't just sell Landscaping with a guarantee, we sell outdoor solutions with peace of mind.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST LANDCAPERS 2018!

2018

SERVICES WE OFFER: LANDSCAPING

HARDSCAPING

IRRIGATION

OUTDOOR LIGHTING

LAWN CARE

DRAINAGE

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

WATER FEATURES

AWARDED 30 + SUPER SERVICE AWARD FROM ANGIE'S LIST! FEWER THAN 5% OF COMPANIES ON ANGIE'S LIST EVER WIN A SINGLE AWARD, WE ARE HONORED TO HOLD THESE AWARDS!

817-860-0905 | BALDIGARDENS.COM

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Thank you for voting us Best Roofer!

At WR Roofing... EXPECT the BEST Commercial & Residential Locally Owned & Operated 2017

817-473-5066

2018

1836 Lone Star Rd. Mansfield, TX 76063

Licensed & Insured

2015-2018

We would like to thank Living Magazine readers and our community once again for voting us BEST AUDIOLOGIST!

Audiologists listen so you can hear. 817-451-4818 • AudiologyExperts.com 1261 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Suite 105 Arlington, TX 76013

Diagnostic Testing • Hearing Aids • Tinnitus Evaluations • Financing Options Available

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Thank you for choosing Richter Animal Hospital as the Best Veterinary Practice and Best Pet Groomer in Arlington & Mansfield!

THE FINEST IN VETERINARY CARE

2018

Comprehensive, compassionate care for your best friend.

Vaccinations Wellness Care Surgery Dentistry Doggie Daycare Radiology Ultrasound Luxury Suite Boarding Grooming Obedience Training 18 Years serving the Arlington & Mansfield area

4601 W. Sublett Rd. Arlington TX 76017 817-478-8000 • richterah@sbcglobal.net RichterAnimalHospital.com

THANK YOU for your business and Voting us The Best Outdoor Structure Company in 2018! Cedar Shade Co is a local, family owned business that started in 2003 primarily building outdoor structures in Western Red Cedar. Cedar Share Co believes in the highest degree of customer satisfaction and product quality as well as standing behind all of our work. We lead the metroplex in custom design that will fit any outdoor living space. Over a decade of experience allows us to incorporate your ideas into design that make your backyard dreams a reality. • Custom Cedar Outdoor Structures • Patio Covers • Pergolas • Cabanas • Gates & Doors • Screens

Cedar Shade Co (817) 874-4076

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Voted Best Hair Salon & Day Spa

2017-2018

Thank you

to our amazing team & our loyal guests for voting us #1 again this year!

1223 East Debbie Lane Mansfield, Texas

(near Matlock Road)

BestSalonMansfield.com • 817-477-4040

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2018

Thank you for VOTING US Best Dance Studio in Mansfield and Arlington!! We are excited and honored to serve our community through the art of dance. Your support is greatly appreciated as we continue to invest into the lives of children, youth and families.

Now Enrolling for 2018-2019 Dance Season We have a class for you! Exciting and creative dance program Ages 3-18 all Levels Ballet | Tap | Jazz | Contemporary | Modern

208 E Broad St. | Mansfield, TX 76028 | 817-453-4868 | DanceAcademyOfMansfield.com

The staff and providers at Mansfield Urgent Care and Family Medicine would like to thank all of our friends and neighbors for once again selecting us as the Best Urgent Care. We are honored and we will continue to strive to give our patients the most efficient and

2013-2018 Care Best Urgent

best care possible. Thank you for trusting Mansfield Urgent Care and Family Medicine with your medical needs.

MansfieldUrgentCare.com

Located In the Target Shopping Center 817-473-3979 • 1811 Hwy. 287 North SUITE 150 (Super Target Shopping Center) NO APPOINTMENT IS EVER NECESSARY • PRIMARY CARE COPAYS APPLY BEST OF 2018 READERS’ CHOICE WINNERS AU G UST 2 017

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ALL-PRO FLOORS allprofloorstx.com

Our ALL-PRO family wants to thank our community for your vote! 7201 S. Cooper • Arlington, TX 76001 2013, 2015-2018

2017-2018

682-367-1740 Thank you for voting El Arroyo Best Patio in Arlington/Mansfield!

Arlington's Local Hang Out for 15 years! Weekday Lunch Specials • Brunch on Weekends Drink Specials • Live Music • Catering • Deliveries

El Arroyo Top Shelf Tex-Mex • 817-468-2557 • 5024 S. Cooper • Arlington, TX. 76017

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Our team THANKS YOU for voting us Best Foundation Repair in 2018!

QUALITY IS THE BEDROCK OF OUR FOUNDATION. Integrity Foundation Repair has been in business almost 10 years, putting in the best steel piers in the industry. We specialize in steel piers because we believe in doing the job right the first time and never having to come back to fix something that should have been done correctly the first time. We are a servant-based company looking to serve our Lord, our neighbors, and our customers. Our management team has over 25 years combined experience in this business.

Specializing in Steel Pier Foundation Systems

For estimate request, please contact 817-516-5432 or Info@IntegrityFoundationRepair.com

2018

Thank you for voting us BEST MEXICAN FOOD 2018!

2016

2018

Where the Locals Go

We also serve mouth watering American food! Our mission: Fresh Food • Fun Relaxing Atmosphere • Handcrafted Recipes Now Catering your home and office events!

EL PRIMO'S MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 2300 MATLOCK ROAD, SUITE 21 • MANSFIELD, TEXAS 76063 (817) 225-4140 • ELPRIMOS.NET BEST OF 2018 READERS’ CHOICE WINNERS AU G UST 2 017

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Derrick Kinney ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC®, CRPC® Private Wealth Advisor

Derrick Kinney & Associates A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Our advisors specialize in: • Retirement income planning • Women’s financial strategies • Financial planning for professionals and business owners We are never too busy for your referrals.

817-419-6001 DerrickKinney.com

Thank you to our clients and friends for

voting us BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR

2017-2018

700 Highlander Blvd. • Suite 335 Arlington, TX 76015 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC. ©2018 Ameriprise Financial, Inc., All rights reserved.

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING JULIE SHORT

Best Realtor 2018!

OUR FAMILY IS VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

2017-2018

Thank You For Voting Us

Best CustomHomeBuilder for the 5th year in a row!

ALSO, THANK YOU FOR VOTING OUR REMODELING COMPANY BEST REMODELER 5TH YEAR IN A ROW, POSSE CONSTRUCTION!

682-518-1158 | 682-552-4374 | mchtexas.com

Thank you for voting us Best Furniture Store & Women's Boutique!

2017-2018

Family owned—Brian and Angie Payne

1585 E. Broad St. Ste 101 | Mansfield, TX 76063 | 817.473.2777

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING

DR. BRADFORD

BEST CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON 2018!

2017-2018

“My goal is to offer advanced treatment to my patients and do so in a way that minimizes pain, risks, and recovery time. I want to improve their quality of life.With that in mind, I work closely with my patients and their physicians to tailor a treatment program designed specifically for each individual patient.”

Excelling on the cutting edge of surgery

Darien W. Bradford, MD

Darien W. Bradford, MD Cardiothoracic Surgeon www.bradfordmd.com | 817.465.5311 515 W. Mayfield Rd. #404 | Arlington, Texas 76014

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THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING US THE BEST IN INTERNAL MEDICINE!

2015, 2017-2018 John Ira Thurmond III, M.D. | Internal Medicine

1021 Matlock Road, Suite 101 Mansfield, TX 76063 Phone: 817-225-6888 Fax: 817-377-6570

W E L C O M E T O O U R FA M I LY

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Thank you so much to all of our customers for voting us Best Resale/Consignment Shop and Best Children’s Boutique! We are both honored and humbled and feel like we are so richly blessed to have such a wonderful community surrounding and embracing us! Thank you so much for your love and support! – Little Giggles staff

Thank you To All of our great customers who took the time to vote Eterna as The Best Health Food Store. Thank you for Letting Us Be Your Doorway To Health!!!

5904 S. Cooper, Arlington, TX 76017 817-466-0642 LittleGigglesKidsResale.com

2018

Mansfield’s Own Health Food Store 120 N. Walnut Creek Drive, #150 Mansfield EternaHealthFood.com • 682-518-1931

We would like to thank the community and Living Magazine readers for voting us “Best Travel Agent”.

Let us help you plan your next amazing vacation!! Two locations in the DFW area to serve you! Paul's Cruises & Travel

Proudly Serving the Children of Arlington for 50 Years!

Park Row Christian Academy would like to thank the readers of Living Magazine and our community for voting us "Best Private School and Best Early Education School”. We are honored by this recognition and are privileged to educate your children.

2018

PaulsCruises.com info@paulscruises.com Hurst/MidCities - 817-589-SHIP (7447) Arlington/Mansfield - 817-572-PAUL(7285) Outside DFW - 800-327-3533

817.277.1021 | ParkRowChristian.net

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CONGRATS

to all 2018 Readers’ Choice winners!

2017

2018

PROTECTED PLAY AND PAMPERED STAY PET RESORT IN THE GARDENS THANKS YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED TRUST & SUPPORT!

2018

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BEST PET BOARDING 2018! 2890-A WEST PIONEER PARKWAY | ARLINGTON, TX 76013

PETRESORTINTHEGARDENS.COM 817-635-5510

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Thank you for voting us Best ENT practice!

2018

J. Mark Palmer, MD | Chris T. Lee MD | Stuart N. Thomas, MD | Rene M. Pena, Jr., MD | Dana B. Gibbs, MD | Tyler W. Scoresby, MD

OFFICES IN Arlington 817-261-9191 Mansfield 817-592-8408 Fort Worth 817-335-6336 Dallas 972-884-5606

CentralParkENT.net

GIVING YOU THE EVERYDAY CONFIDENCE Aesthetic Surgery of the Face and Body

Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Arm Lift

Liposuction

Body Contouring Breast Lift Breast Reconstruction Buttocks Augmentation Cleft Palate Surgery

Hand Surgery Microsurgical Reconstruction Mommy Makeover Thigh Lift Tummy Tuck

2018

Thank you for voting Dr. Gbulie Best Plastic Surgeon 2018

Uzoma Ben Gbulie, MD., FACS

2975 East Broad Street, 200 Mansfield, TX 76063 (682) 400-2152

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I can do all things who strengthens me. PHILIPPIANS 4:13

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FEATURE

BACK

AT IT

Effortless looks as the kids head out

If car lines and after-school events are in your future, you’ll rightfully want to gravitate toward comfy, simple fashion that pulls together quick and keeps you cool while you’re staying active. The kids might be the ones going back to school, but mom should get to enjoy some new looks too.

Pieces available at BostonProper.com.

Embellished choker keyhole slub tee, $69.50 Studded fringe distressed jean, $119.50

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FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Healthy choices that can (actually) extend your life BY DAVID BUICE

While nobody has ever found the restorative waters of the legendary Fountain of Youth, in a metaphorical sense it exists today thanks to centuries of research and understanding in the form of simple, healthy choices we can make to maintain our health and increase our chances of living well into old age. Quit smoking. An obvious choice, but one worth emphasizing. If you quit smoking by age 30, your survival rate can rival that of those who’ve never smoked. And if you

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quit by 50, you’ll reduce by half your chances of dying in the next 15 years. Finally, if you’re a smoker who’s already had a heart attack, you reduce by 30 percent your chances of having a second attack if you stop smoking. Eat breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast reduces the chances of becoming obese, developing diabetes, and having a heart attack. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that something as simple as eating whole grain cereal daily can reduce your chance of dying by 19 percent.


PROFILE education, owned and managed a successful bed and breakfast in Wichita, Kansas. Entrepreneurship has been a family tradition since. Inspired to help others achieve their goals, Margo started CRM in 2011. For seven years, Margo has held the role as CEO and founder of CRM & Associates, LLC., Margo focuses her extensive knowledge and passion on providing advisory services relating to HR, operations, communications, and corporate and nonprofit governance. A PASSION FOR LEARNING Margo obtained her undergraduate degree in education and sociology from Emory University where she was a member of Emory University’s first ever-national championship tennis team. She earned her first master’s degree from Harvard University in 1999, and her doctorate from Florida State University. She completed her second master’s degree (an MBA) from University of Texas at Dallas then worked in higher education at Paul Quinn College, Southern Methodist University, Florida State University, and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as serving as president of Washington and Lee University in Virginia.

Dr. Margo McClinton Stoglin of CRM & Associates, LLC.

CHANGING LIVES FOR THE BETTER Most recently Margo served as the Texas state director of IGNITE a non-profit that trains the next generation of female political leaders. During Margo’s three-year tenure, IGNITE programming expanded dramatically, training thousands of young women at more than 45 schools and colleges across Texas, mobilizing them to vote, run for office on their campuses and communities, and become civically engaged. She was able to secure sixfigure gifts while simultaneously doubling the number of programs. Many of the funds secured were from major Foundations in the DFW area.

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WELLNESS

Eat more fish. Eating fish once or twice a week can reduce your chances of a heart attack by more than a third and may also reduce the risk of certain cancers and ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The Omega-3 fats in fish also reduce blood triglycerides, reduce abnormal heart rhythms and the incidence of stroke, slow the buildup of artery-clogging plaques, and lower blood pressure. Exercise. Canadian researchers have found that even if you’re already 50 years old and never exercised, a brisk 30 minute walk three times a week can reduce your physiological age by about ten years. Lift weights. It was once thought you couldn’t stop the withering of muscles associated with age. Recent research

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in Denmark, however, indicates that men and women who lift weights twice a week made gains in bone density and maintained the strength of people half their age. Meditation. Mindful meditation is a great way to cope with stress and anxiety and encourage longevity. Studies at the University of California, Davis indicate that those meditating daily have on average of 30 percent or more of the enzyme telomerase which is associated with long life. Work hard. Seems counterintuitive, but meaningful and productive mental and physical activity throughout life helps prevent an early death. Remember, not all hard work is unhealthy, especially if it keeps you motivated.


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WELLNESS

FAMILY TIES

HOW CARING FOR OUR PARENTS CHANGES AS WE ALL AGE BY DAVID BUICE

Members of the Baby Boomer generation are rapidly becoming senior citizens, reaching age 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day. At the same time, however, members of this rapidly aging group of people often find themselves with parents now in their 80s and 90s needing more and more help, either physical or financial—and perhaps both. Caring for an aging parent may start very low key and involve doing a few things they can no longer handle. But as time passes, both the tasks and the financial burden of care may increase. If an elderly parent doesn’t have the financial resources for adequate care, that burden falls on other members of the family, and it can be difficult to shoulder the costs. That, in turn, can lead to resentment, hostility, and the breakdown of family cooperation. The key to avoiding this discord is keeping the lines of communication open. Even if you’ve fallen out of touch over the years, siblings should

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meet regularly by phone or in person to determine who can help pay for care and who can do physical work when needed. A lot of anguish can be avoided if family members meet regularly and follow up with texts and emails, keeping everyone in the loop.

BEYOND REGULAR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS, HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR CARING FOR YOUR OLDER PARENTS. • As much as possible, include them in the decision making. The more involved they are, the better. Try to understand what’s most important to them and reassure them you’re there for them.

• Be open with your parents about your concerns and offer your help in decision making rather than taking control. • Decide together what things they can no longer do. For example, if failing eyesight makes paying bills difficult, offer to assume that task. • Be the grown up, even if at times you have to leave the room to vent your frustration. Your roles are now reversed, so try now to be the parent your parent wishes they had. • Finally, let nature take its course and accept that you can’t stop the aging process and the challenges that often go with it. But with kindness and compassion you can reduce their fears and ease your frustrations as you make this final journey together.


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We all know the expression “Home is where the heart is.” As you transition into a caregiver for elderly parents who either no longer desire or are unable to live alone, you want your loved one to be in a safe environment where they can be content. The good news is that these days there are more and more options to choose from, even though making the right choice for your loved one can be challenging. To assist, we’ve taken a quick look at four of the more common options.

ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITIES

These are places catering to adults age 55 and older and are often a mix of housing types—single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, or

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mobile homes. There is a focus on an active lifestyle, and they are most appropriate for older adults who are still reasonably healthy, independent, and interested in the social benefits of living among their peers.

offer personal care services to those in need including bathing, dressing, and taking medicine. Some of these facilities also have special units for those with early- to middle-stage dementia.

INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITIES

NURSING HOMES

In an independent living community, older adults can rent or buy their housing units. Meals are often provided, and housekeeping, laundry, and transportation may be available as well. Most residents can take care of themselves reasonably well and do not need help bathing, getting dressed, or taking medicine.

ASSISTED LIVING

Assisted living is similar to independent living, but they also

This option is for those needing 24-hour medical and personal care. Some older adults stay temporarily, recovering from a fall or surgery, while others must stay long term. Medicare or Medicaid often helps cover costs. The nursing home decision is one of the most difficult to make, and to find a certified facility in your area you can go to the Medicare website.


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Massage your way to younger, healthier skin BY AUDREY ASHE

Creams, masks, lasers, and fillers—these days we have it all when it comes to facial treatments for younger looking skin. While facial massage might not yet be super common in western countries, it’s gaining momentum as a natural path to vibrant, firmer-looking skin—and it feels pretty good too. Just like the muscles in your body, the muscles that support your face need to be relaxed, stimulated, and toned to keep your skin firm and lifted. And much like maintaining a workout routine, regular massage produces results. Stimulating the muscles in your face encourages blood flow to your skin, leaving it looking fresh and invigorated, and can stimulate collagen production which may help improve skin texture and fine lines. It can even address those pesky and uncomfortable seasonal allergies by relieving sinus pressure. Not only will massage help your face look refreshed, but it will feel it as well! We carry a tremendous amount of tension in our facial muscles, which only enhances the appearance of wrinkles. Just like a good stretch after a long day, your face will thank you for some exercise and TLC. Various types of facial massage target different problems. Lymphatic massage helps alleviate fluid retention in the face and reduces puffiness. Ayurvedic massage, using aromatic oils to soothe and de-stress, helps tone muscles, eliminate waste by improving lymphatic drainage from tissues, and may even improve energy levels. Shiatsu facial massage therapy uses fingertip pressure techniques to slow down the appearance of aging and improve skin tone. Geisha were famous for their beautiful facial skin and the Shiatsu technique has been credited as their secret for wrinkle-free skin, even in advanced age. Buccal facial massage lifts facial muscles and reduces jaw tension to minimize wrinkles around the mouth. It goes a step further than other techniques by applying motion from both the outside and the inside, namely, through the mouth. In fact, the newest addition to Great Britain’s royal family, Meghan Markle, is known to use these treatments for radiant and plump skin! It’s worth looking into trying facial massage—check your local salons, massage places, and day spas and see what they offer.

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FEATURE EAT A RAINBOW Consuming “colorful produce” can battle the underlying causes of heart disease, cancer, memory loss, cataracts, Alzheimer’s, and middle-age spread. Try to include several colors of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet and try new ones you’ve never eaten before.

Taming the Junk Food Monster in Your House BY MIMI GREENWOOD KNIGHT

Are you a closet junk food junkie? Or do you live with a spouse or child who craves all those naughty, processed, sugary, fatty foods. First, know that you’re not alone. And as with any other addiction, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward getting it under control. The first strategy for getting the junk food monkey off your back (and you know what’s coming) is to stop bringing processed foods into your home. Maybe you’re already doing that, but you’re being tempted outside the home. That’s when planning ahead is important. If you have a healthy alternative on hand at work or on the go, you’re less likely to cave to the unhealthy option.

HERE ARE FIVE GOOD SNACK SWAPS THAT WON’T LEAVING YOU FEELING DEPRIVED. 1. Swap chips for pita triangles—Cut pita bread into triangles, toast it, then serve it with your favorite flavor of hummus. Mmmmmm

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2. Swap soft drinks for water infused with fresh berries or frozen grapes— freeze some blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, or other fruit and drop them into a tall glass of ice water. Squeeze in some lemon or orange. Yum! 3. Swap ice cream for sorbet—Scoop up some fruity sorbet. Top it with chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, or pistachios. 4. Swap French fries for baked sweet potatoes—100 grams of baked sweet potatoes offers up nearly 400% of the daily recommended vitamin A and a third of vitamin C. Slice them into wedges or chunks, lay them in a baking dish, lightly coat with olive oil, salt, and bake for forty minutes. 5. Swap cheesy nachos for healthy ones—Make your own chips by slicing whole-grain tortillas into triangles and baking them at 350°F for eight to ten minutes. Top with refried beans, chopped spinach, diced tomatoes, and crumbles of feta cheese.

Learn to cook healthier versions of your family’s favorites. For instance, in your baking recipes, you can substitute fresh whole-grain flour for 25% of the white flour. Replace white sugar with xylitol, honey, or stevia. (Find conversion charts online.) And try not to get into a rut with your healthy eating. Websites like ExploreHealthyFood.com and CookingLight.com can help make eating right an adventure. Lastly, realize you’re going to cheat. Don’t become the food police (for yourself or your loved one). Give yourself some wiggle room. Allow a cheat, every so often. Then, forgive yourself and do the next right thing.

SHOP FRESH!

The easiest way to cut back on the amount of processed foods you consume is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store, where the freshest foods are located. Select foods with the shortest ingredient lists. If a product contains an ingredient you can’t pronounce or don’t recognize—don’t eat it.


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How do you fit all of a family’s common activities on one floor? You don’t. This home splits living spaces between three levels—kitchen and dining, living, and recreation—connected with interior and exterior switchback stairs.

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Summer vacation is the perfect time for new floors A new floor is considered a big-ticket home improvement, according to Consumer Reports. It can also be a big ordeal, one best attempted while no one is home. That makes summer vacation the ideal time to upgrade your flooring. Relax and enjoy your retreat while your home gets a refresher. You will be one step ahead for the holidays, ready to greet guests with fresh floors. Whether you decide to focus on the kitchen, bathroom, living areas, or bedrooms, start by considering the location’s foot traffic, sun exposure, and general wear and tear. Factor in your budget but remember that this is an investment not an indulgence. Then, take a look at your choices. There are probably more than you realized! Hardwoods: Tried, true, and sophisticated, hardwood floors create a classic appeal. Choose from oak, cherry, hickory, and many others in colors ranging from blonde to dark.

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CARPET’S COMEBACK

Tile: Ceramic or natural stone tile feels palatial and crisp. Options abound in color, patterns, sizes, and finishes. Tile lasts nearly forever and complements most designs.

It’s not shag, but carpeting is back in style with more durable and ecofriendly options, such as:

Bamboo: An ecofriendly alternative, bamboo grows like a weed, making its harvest less of a strain on the planet. It’s also easy to install and fire resistant.

• Waterproof and stain resistant

Linoleum: This durable material comes from linseed oil, cork, limestone, wood flour, and tree resins. It’s low-maintenance and affordable.

• Adhesive carpet tiles you can mix, match, move, and wash

Laminate: A hardwood lookalike, laminate fits most budgets and gives the look of luxury. It’s often more durable and easier to maintain. Cork: Hypoallergenic, mold-andmildew resistant, and a renewable resource, cork works for pet owners as well as tree huggers. It’s soft enough for young children and lovely enough to please the parents.

• Floral, geometric, and animal prints • Plant fibers and recycled materials • Layers of area rugs

• Textured or ribbed selections that also feel soft UNUSUAL OPTIONS Unique flooring makes a statement while serving a functional purpose. Trends include: • Rubber or foam • Pennies, yes pennies • Polished concrete • Vintage black-and-white tiles • Reclaimed wood


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HOLIDAY

FEATURE

HEAD START

PREPARE NOW FOR LOW STRESS AND A BIGGER IMPACT LATER BY MINNIE PAYNE

With flowers in bloom, the summer sun pouring down, and the sound of whirring lawnmowers in the air, thoughts of preparing for the holidays may be remote. But the proverb about the early bird catching the worm does sometimes hold true. Holiday out-of-town guests will appreciate your thinking ahead, refreshing your guest room with new paint or bedding. The handyman can take care of that leaky faucet, squeaky plank on the patio, or broken light switch that needs repair. Quilters, needle workers, and crafters know how long it takes to produce a perfect gift, so now’s the time to get busy. And who doesn’t appreciate a handmade leather or wooden gift, or an original painting? The newly married couple will appreciate the ample supply of kitchen gadgets that you slowly buy on sale. For the family who gardens, it’s time to cultivate vegetables, so that there’s time to can and save those prized green beans and fruit preserves— which will make thoughtful, delicious gifts. If you’re more the flower type, a pretty dried flower placed on a scripted inspirational quote in a frame will have a lasting effect on a child or grandchild. Summer estate sales are perfect

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places to find unique vintage gifts at very reasonable prices. Early seasonal storefront sales offer bargains for name brand items, with unhurried shopping. Paper gifts are lasting gifts. From the poet, a book of personal poems is meaningful. The same goes for a writer—a devotional book is special. Card makers find great therapy in making handmade personal cards. And what elderly parent or grandparent doesn’t appreciate a family photo album? If you have an aging or ill family member or friend, you have time to find a special gift to share together as an experience. If possible, maybe a holiday play or athletic event that you could enjoy with each other. It’s not too early to purchase tickets. You will treasure the memory. Airline tickets cost money—if you’re traveling or helping someone travel home for the holidays, start looking early to save money as well as be assured of getting the reservations you want. As any financial advisor will tell you, “plan.” Your family will thank you. Your check book will thank you. Your friends will thank you. But most of all, you will thank yourself for taking care of things early and avoid last-minute stress.


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OF TWO

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About three and half hours apart lie two getaway destinations that share a name— Woodstock—each with its own distinctive history and personality. Woodstock, New York, which rests among the rolling hills of the Hudson River Valley, has an unpretentious atmosphere and laidback appeal. Woodstock, Vermont, nestled among the Green Mountains, is a quintessential New England town with a scene reminiscent of simpler days.

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A Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival is in the works for the summer of 2019. Details will be emerging on websites and social media pages, such as Facebook.com/ BethelWoodstock50thAnniversary. Keep an eye out!

ARTSY AND ECLECTIC WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK Mention the name Woodstock and what may be the most famous rock concert ever held immediately comes to mind. In mid-August of 1969, more than 400,000 young people descended on The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Although the three-day event was officially held on a farm in Bethel, New York, some 50 miles from Woodstock, the namesake village remains synonymous with peace, love, and rock-and-roll. Today, New York’s Woodstock is sprinkled with wellheeled day trippers and vacation home owners. The town center is a pleasant place to spend the day, complete with benches, shade trees, and some of the best people watching you’ll find anywhere. During warm weather months, this “colony of the arts” provides outdoor music, a drum circle in the Village Green, and other events catering to locals and tourists alike. Driving into Woodstock, the relaxed yet lively vibe is seen and felt. Here, a modern homage to the 1960s counterculture revolution lives on. If you stay long enough, you may spy a Volkswagen bus decorated with a peace symbol. Throughout town you will find

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colorful wooden painted signs and an eclectic array of shops brimming with everything from tie-dyed tees, handmade jewelry, candles, and incense, to fashionable casual apparel. There’s a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery that serves as a retreat and study center, and Bearsville Theater, a popular venue with no bad seat in the house, which hosts musicians and other artists. Theatre, music, and events also abound at the Woodstock Playhouse. The picturesque, walkable town includes an assortment of art galleries and cafés. If you’re interested in wellprepared New American cuisine, killer cocktails, and good fun, make a dinner reservation at The Red Onion Restaurant & Bar, located in an historic pre-1850 farmhouse just three miles east of town. Woodstock, New York offers unique accommodations, such as The Enchanted Manor, an eco-friendly, spa-style B&B that focuses on health and wellness. For a luxe lodging experience in the Catskills, the historic, awardwinning Mohonk Mountain House luxury spa and resort is roughly 35 minutes away. The Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper is another nearby upscale lodging option. It lays claim to having the largest kaleidoscope in the country.


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ADVENTURE QUAINT AND CHARMING WOODSTOCK, VERMONT A true embodiment of a peaceful New England village, Woodstock, Vermont has been named the most beautiful town in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler. Complemented by centuries of history and featuring a covered bridge close to downtown, strolling the streets is like stepping back to a bygone era. A handwritten chalkboard in the middle of town, labeled the Town Crier, indicates upcoming events and festivities. Numerous small shops, boutiques, and restaurants fill the downtown area. Many visitors also enjoy meandering along the side streets and looking at all the old, immaculately kept houses, especially when they are decorated for the autumn season. Take a scenic walk from the town center to Billings Farm & Museum. Regarded as one of the finest outdoor history museums in the country, it combines a fully-operating Jersey dairy farm with educational exhibits and interactive programs and events. If you want to get up close to eagles, hawks, owls, and other raptors, visit the VINS Nature Center, just 15 minutes from Woodstock. This well-maintained sanctuary rescues, treats, and rehabilitates injured birds, but the raptors that live there permanently are the main attraction. Since their past injuries make it impossible for them to survive in the wild, they remain at VINS where visitors get to meet them. Or perhaps you might fancy a short hike up Mount Tom that offers a stunning view of Woodstock from the summit? The trail begins on Mountain Avenue behind the covered bridge, and the hike takes you just 30 minutes from town. Local artisans are plentiful in and around Woodstock, Vermont. For instance, Farmhouse Pottery has been designing and crafting pottery, housewares, and accessories for more than a decade. Bookworms will find a well-curated selection at the Yankee Bookshop. And be sure to stop by Woodstock Farmers’ Market, a haven for foodies stocked with fresh produce, staples, prepared foods, and Vermont-made cheeses, chocolates, jams, breads, and more. B&Bs and privately-owned hotels are plentiful in and around both towns. In Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort offers a classic New England resort experience that evokes a timeless elegance. Guestrooms are decorated with Vermont original artwork and include cozy handdyed blankets. The breakfasts are hearty, and the spa is divine. If you’re a golfer, check out their unlimited golf package. Other lodging options include the newer, familyfriendly 506 On The River. The river view penthouse suite even comes with a private patio with rocking chairs.

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NEW MONEY TEACHING YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE POWER OF BUDGETING AND SAVING BY ANNETTE BROOKS

Our children see us spending money on just about everything as they grow up—vacations, toys, household items, vehicles, lessons, sports gear and costumes, electronics, and the list goes on. So what are we teaching our offspring about money besides how to spend it? Luckily, there are easy ways by which you can show your kids how to save as well as spend money responsibly, and to help them appreciate its value. Children as young as age three can grasp concepts like saving and spending. Get old school when they are little. Use a piggy bank and real money, then give them opportunities to save up for something they relish. The lesson learned is that you may have to wait to buy something you want. Compare this to the possible lessons we’re teaching kids when we always use our “plastic money card” or cater to their every desire. Likewise, adolescents can grasp the concept of compound interest—one of the most useful concepts in finance and the basis of everything from a personal savings plan to the long-term growth of the stock market. Use online tools, such as the compound interest calculator found at MoneyChimp.com, to show them how compounding works.

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It’s also wise to help your college student prepare to maneuver through the financial world. Explain 401Ks, company matching, corporate profit sharing, and the value of a good benefits package. While these aren’t the only decision-making elements that go into job hunting, this information arms your children with the knowledge they need to make an informed decision. You will also do your kids a favor by helping them create a budget. Add up their bills, debts, and expenses, then figure out exactly how much money they need to make to stay afloat. Also suggest ways to slash expenses so they can save more for retirement or that first home. Teach them how to cook at home and brown bag it to work. Suggest “free” outdoor activities instead of things that cost money. Reduce content or eliminate cable TV and stop paying for any barely used streaming services. It all adds up, and if you show them how with a savings and compounded interest scenario, your words will suddenly have real meaning. Teaching your children how to be “money wise” helps them save for retirement and more. And you can benefit, too, because it may mean fewer trips to the “parental money well” when they’re older.


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PHOTOS AND RECIPES BY MEGHAN BASSETT

Back to school or family daytrip doesn’t mean you have to haul out the same old boring PB&J sandwiches. With a whole new take on ham and cheese, easy-to-make teriyaki bowls, and homemade simple pizzas, these bites will be the envy of brown bags everywhere.

The ham and cheese combination can also be turkey and cheese, or whatever you would like to use up from your refrigerator.

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Free Public Charter School School Starts August 15th!

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You can substitute steak for chicken if you want to beef up your kid’s lunches or offer some variety for the chicken teriyaki bowls.

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If you need ideas for toppings on the pizzas, try tomato, basil, and mozzarella for a classic topping combo. Other combinations include bell peppers and poblanos or bell peppers and red onion!

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LIVING LIKES

A smattering of stuff that’s making us say “we like it!” this month ELVIS WEEK 2018 They’ve been honoring The King with an August celebration and candlelight vigil at Graceland and throughout Memphis for years—check it out and you’ll thank us, thank us very much.

August 9 through August 18, Graceland.com/ElvisWeek

RUNAMOK MAPLE SYRUPS These special maple syrups are smoked, barrel-aged, and infused, then arranged in pairing collections to be enjoyed with brunch, dinner, or dessert alike.

$19.95, RunamokMaple.com

100TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP The final major of the season and the 100th annual PGA Championship, golfers will hit the links at Missouri’s scenic Bellerive Country Club to compete for a share of the $10.5 million purse.

August 9 through August 12, on CBS and TNT

BIRDIE 2.0 The one bag you need this summer, JEMMA’s new one holds everything required for a grand getaway—it even has an exterior pocket for shoes at the bottom.

$198, JEMMABag.com

SHINE FLASH 02 This mild control spray from Redken illuminates hair with a brilliant sheen and a silky feel, providing the perfect appearance for a summer evening out.

$20, ULTA Beauty and local salons

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